The first table below looks at the demand for Gherkin skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Gherkin over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the East Midlands region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gherkin
Rank 94 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.062% - -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.22% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £500 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
445 338 364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 27.59% 26.18% 25.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 179 181
Average daily rate £300 £300 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £238 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £364 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 16 19
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £31.60 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.80 £35.00 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
Gherkin
England

Gherkin
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Gherkin across the East Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Gherkin Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Gherkin
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Gherkin across the East Midlands region.

Gherkin Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Gherkin
Top 11 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands region citing Gherkin also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Gherkin.

1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Testing

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands region citing Gherkin also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Gherkin. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) SpecFlow
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) QA Leader
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA